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Angel Grancharov

He manages the Bulgarian HUMANUS Personality Development Center that he created and in which a group of philosophers, psychologists and sociologists conduct research on humanitarian issues, as well as a number of initiatives related to the modernization of the education system, changing and updating approaches to teaching. He is the editor-in-chief of the Ideas philosophical journal, which he and a group of enthusiasts from the Center have created in 2009. Since 2014, he also publishes HUMANUS, a modern educational journal to promote the spiritual and personal growth of youth. The author’s research interests are mainly in the field of philosophy, philosophical psychology and journalism, as well as in the field of personal and civic development of education. The main topic of his resent scientific interest is the change in Bulgarian education, the democratization of relations in this vital sphere of life. Over the years, he has written and published many articles and books. He is the author of books and textbooks: “The Life of the Soul: Psychology” (paper editions: 1997; ed. – 1999, 2002, 2011 and 2014); “The Art of Living (Ethics of Dignity)”, 1998; “The Sacrament of Life (Introduction to Practical Philosophy)”, 1999; “The Universe of Freedom (Sources of Dignity, Success and Wealth)”, 2001; “The Art of Thought (Classical Logic)”, 2001; “Chasing Time (The Art of Freedom)”, 2002; “Philosophical Laboratory (A Book for Those Trying to Understand)”, 2003; “Erotica and Freedom (Practical Psychology of Sex, Sexuality and Love)”, 2007; “Bulgarian Soul and Destiny (Ideas of Our Philosophy of Life, History and Modernity)”, 2007; “Bulgarian Passions and Demons (A Brief Psychological History of Modern Bulgaria)”, 2008; “Sources of Life (Eternity in Classical and Modern Philosophy)”, 2009; “Ideas of a New Philosophy and Educational Strategy in Bulgaria”, 2011; “A True University (What is Academicness and How Does It Flourish in Our Country?!” (“Essays on Liberating Education”), 2012; “The Doctrine of Man and Forms of Spirit”, 2012; “We are not the Bricks in a Wall” (Essay on Liberating Education)”, 2012, “Feeling of Freedom (A Brief History of My Youth)”, 2013; “The Art of Being a Teacher”, 2014; “Manual on Faith”, 2015; “Birth of a Person”, 2018. Since 2014, he has been conducting a weekly program on Plovdiv state television “On the Agora with the philosopher Angel Grancharov”, and since 2018, he has been conducting a philosophical counseling television program “The Art of Living”. He is a nominee of the Bulgarian national rating “INNOVATORS IN EDUCATION” 2017.

Viktor Andrushchenko, Professor, Doctor of Science in Philosophy, Academician of National Academy of Pedagogical Sciences of Ukraine, corresponding member of National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, Honored Scientist of Ukraine, Rector of the National Pedagogical Dragomanov University. Editor, аuthor and co-author of well-known scientific works, such as “Modern Social Philosophy” (1996), “History of Social Philosophy” (2000), “Culture. Ideology. Personality” (2002), “Scientific and educational potential of the nation” (2002), “Social work” (2003), “The Intellectual Potential of a Nation: A Look at the 21st Century” (2003), “Belovezhie. Ukraine 1991-1995. Leonid Kravchuk” (1996), “Reflections on Education” (2004, 2008), “Introduction to Philosophy. Great Philosophers” (2004), “Social Philosophy: History, Theory, Methodology” (2006), “Organized Society” (2006), “Ukrainian Culture in the European Context” (2007), “Fundamentals of Modern Philosophy of Education” (2009), “Value Discourse in Education in the Age of Globalization and the Information Revolution” (2009), "Philosophy. Nature, issues, classical sections” (2009), “Constitutionalization of the educational space of Europe: axiological dimension” (2014) etc.

Mirena Atanasova, Assoc. Prof., Ph.D. at Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski”. She has been lecturing Bulgarian language and General linguistics. Among her lecture courses are Cross-cultural psycholinguistics, Understanding as a cognitive process, Anthropological linguistics, Cognitive anthropology. She has specialized in Russia, Germany, Spain, India, and Greece. Her scientific interests include prosody and interpretation of the inner form of speech. She has been working as a lecturer in India and Greece. She has published three monographs among them “Anthropological view of language” (2004), “About the sentences and words. Vakipadya” (2019) and numerous articles and textbooks.

Valeriy Bebyk, Doctor of Political Sciences, Professor, Head of the Department of Socio-Political Sciences, Global Studies and Social Communications, University of Ukraine, Chairman of the All-Ukrainian Association of Political Sciences. Editor, аuthor and co-author of well-known scientific works, such as “Political Culture of Modern Youth” (1996), “The Mass Media of Post-Communist Ukraine” (1997), “Basic Principles of Political Science: History, Theory, Methodology, Practice” (2000), “Political Science for Politicians and Citizens” (2003), “Information and Communication Management in the Global Society: Psychology, Technologies, Techniques of Public Relations” (2005), “Modern Globalism: Leading Concepts and Modern Practice” (2006), “Information and Communication Democracy” (2015), “National Security in the Conditions of Information and Hybrid Wars” (2019), “Strategic Communications in International Relations” (2019) etc.

Petru Bejan, Professor, director of the Department of Philosophy at the Faculty of Philosophy and Social-Political Sciences University “Alexandru Ioan Cuza” (Romania), vice-president of ASPLF (Association of Philosophical Societies in Frence Language), editor of Hermeneia – Journal of Hermeneutics, Art theory and Criticism, chairman of the Axis Academic Foundation, AICA member (International Association of Art Criticism). Fields of interest: aesthetics,  philosophy of art, art criticism, artistic anthropology, hermeneutics, visual semiotics. Author of well-known scientific works, such as “History of the sign in patristic and scholasticism” (1999), “Critique of pure philosophy” (2000), "Hermeneutics of prejudices" (2004), "Twilight of beauty" (2012), "World of art. Critical-hermeneutic circles” (2012), “Spectra of criticism” (2014), “Aesthetics in everyday life. Frivolous Itinerary” (2014), “El ocaso de lo bello” (Spanish translation) (2015) etc.

Andrii Bezuhlyi, graduate student of the Department of Philosophy of the National Pedagogical Drahomanov University. Research interests: history of philosophy, philosophy of art (photography, cinema), film theory, ontology. Author of the following works: "Enlightening life in cinema: the structure of the director" (2017), "The role of cinematic reality in the field of human existence" (2018), "Space of meanings in documentary cinema" (2018), "Hyperreal model of cinema. Dreams of cinema of mimesic trance about virtual reality" (2019), "Development of philosophical issues in cinema. The experience of D. Griffith, S. Eisenstein" (2019) etc.

 

 

Yuri Boreyko, PhD, Doctor of Science in Philosophy, Associate Professor, Head of the Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies of the Lesya Ukrainka Eastern European National University. Author of scientific works, such as “Confessional identity of institutional manifestations of modern Ukrainian Orthodoxy” (2012), "Orthodox religiosity in postmodern Ukrainian realities" (2013), "Modern mythologies of mass consciousness in everyday life of Ukrainian society" (2013), "Everyday Orthodox Consciousness in the Space of Religious Everyday Life: Contemporary Ukrainian Context" (2014), “Reception of Traditional Mythologists in Everyday Religious Consciousness” (2015), “Everyday Life of Ukrainian Orthodox Believers” (2016), “Confessional Identity of Orthodox Ukrainians in Modern Challenges” (2016), “Everyday dimension of the Orthodox fraternal movement in Ukraine” (2018) etc.

Oleksandr Brodetsky, Doctor of Science in Philosophy, Associate Professor of the Department of Cultural Studies, Religious Studies and Theology of the Yuriy Fedkovych Chernivtsi National University. Author of scientific works, such as “Two images of faith: Kant and Kierkegaard” (2003), “Soteriological meaning and anthropological orientation of the ethicotheology of Immanuel Kant” (2004), “Ethics and aesthetics: a textbook” (2005), “Ethical-anthropological and cognitive dimensions of philosophical comprehension of religion” (2011), “Ethical and soteriological elements in religious and atheistic existentialism” (2012), “Social justice and ethical responsibility of religious communities and leaders: the Ukrainian dimension” (2014), “Axiological dominance of Buddhist humanistic ideas in terms of searching strategies of interreligious tolerance” (2015), “Ethical values in religions: humanistic synergy of ideas” (2016) etc.

Serhii Dumenko (Metropolitan Epiphanius of Kiev and All Ukraine – Primate of the Orthodox Church of Ukraine), Doctor of Theology, Professor, ex-rector of the Kyiv Orthodox Theological Academy. Author, co-author, editor and translator of  scientific and educational works, such as “Formation of church-canonical collections in the pre-Nicene period and their characteristics” (2003), “Athos and Ukraine – spiritual unity” (2007), “History of Ukrainian Orthodox Church, 1686-2000: a textbook for students of theological schools” (2010), “Apostolic Saints” (2010), “Apostolic Decrees” (2011), “On the way to salvation: [sermons, words, messages, speeches, reports, interview]” (2012), “On the history of the Pereyaslav diocese” (2014), “Archbishop Arseniy (Berlo) – founder of the Pereyaslav Collegium. To the anniversary of the Pereyaslav Collegium (1734-2014)” (2016), “Figure of the Holy Martyr Macarius, Metropolitan of Kyiv and all of Rus', in the history of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church” (2017), “The right to autocephaly of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church” (2018) etc.

Liudmyla Fylypovych, Professor, Head of Department of History of Religion and Practical Religious Studies, G. S. Skovoroda Institute of Philosophy of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine; Vice-president of the Ukrainian Association of Religious Studies scholars. Author of well-known scientific works such as “Religious Education in Ukraine” (2012), “Religious organizations in the public space of Belarus and Ukraine: the formation of partnership mechanisms” (2014), “Role of expert societies in the fields of politics, environment, culture and religious life in Ukraine and Belarus” (2014), “Maidan and Church: Chronicle of Events and Expert Appraisals” (2014), “History of Scientific Study of Religion and current state of Religious Studies in Ukraine” (2015), “Ukrainian Dignity Revolution as a Civil Church Locus of Action” (2015), “Culture of religious life. Selected works” (2016), “Protestantism and its role in promoting the religious diversity of the world” (2017), “Ukraine in the focus of migration processes of the 21st century” (2017), “Freedom of Religion and Protestantism: Historical and Contemporary Context” (2017), “Actualization of family values in the post-secular epoch: challenges for the State and the Church” (2018), ““Orthodox atheist” as a peculiar form of religious identity in modem Ukraine” (2018), “Inter-denominational dialogue in contemporary Ukraine: the feasibility and effectiveness of its implementation in times of war” (2018), “Hybridity of contemporary forms of religious identity: Ukrainian dimensions” (2018), "Orthodox Churches of Ukraine in the new religious and socio-political reality: dangers and challenges" (2019) etc.

Otakar Anton Funda, Professor, Doctor of Theology, Charles University. Otakar Funda has studied early Christianity for forty years. Between 1990 and 2010 he has taught philosophy and religious studies at the Charles University in Prague; now he is retired and is a guest lecturer at the University of West Bohemia in Pilsen. He is author of “Maranatha” hypothesis and well-known scientific works, such as “Thomas Garrigue Masaryk – his philosophical, religious and political denomination” (1978), “Christianity, the Phenomenon of Human History and Culture” (1992), “Faith Without Religion” (1994), “De Profundis” (1997), “A Tired Europe Dies” (2000), “Between Faith and Rationality” (2003), “Jesus and the Myth of Christ” (2007), “When the Reed Trembles Above the Water” (2009), “The emergence of the Christian faith” (2012) etc.

Michal Gánovský, Mgr. PhD. student of Ethics and moral philosophy at Faculty of Philosophy and arts, Universitas Tyrnaviensis, Slovakia. Fields of interest: arethology, axiology, bioethics and moral philosophy. Autor of scientific works, such as “Ethical View of the Relations between the State and the Church in Slovakia in the Context of Separation“ (2019), “Socrates as a Moral Pattern in finding the Truth in the 21st Century” (2018), “The Drama of Religious Freedom in Slovakia during the 20th Century” (2019), “Socrates and his Morality in the Light of Contemporary Plurality”(2019), “An Invitation from the Postmodern Era to Personal Responsibility” (2019), “Human Nature as an Inclination to Freedom in Jean-Jacques Rousseau’s Philosophy” (2019), “Ethical and Christian View on Human Nature in Bioethics of Transhumanism” (2020), etc.

Richard Gorban, PhD., Doctor of Science in Philosophy, Professor of the Department of Theology at the Ivan Zolotousty Academy of Ivano-Frankivsk, Ukraine. Author of scientific works, such as “Eschatological Perspective of History in Mykola Berdyaev’s Interpretation” (2014), “Signs of Mykola Berdyaev’s Ukrainian Ethnopsychology of Existentialism and His Religious-Philosophical Concept of the Heart as a Spiritual Center of Personality” (2014), “Realistic universal personalism of Czeslaw Stanislaw Bartnik” (2016), “Cordocentric and existential-personalistic intentions of philosophical and religious thought in Ukraine” (2017), “Lublin School of Polish Personalism” (2017), “The concept of a community person according to Czesław Stanisław Bartnik and its connection with the concept of personal communion by Karol Wojtyła” (2017), “Problematiques of American Personalism” (2018), “The interpretation of the phenomenon of work by French personalists in the context of the civilization crisis” (2018) etc.

Prof. PhDr. Dalimír Hajko, DrSc., Faculty of Arts, Constantine the Philosopher University in Nitra (Slovak). Author and co-author of well-known scientific works such as “Man in Socialist Society” (1983), “Existence in Literature” (1996), “Philosophical Returns and Visions” (2001), “Globalization and Cultural Identity” (2005), “Introduction to Indian Philosophy” (2008), “Fervor and Action (Kierkegaard Meditations)” (2012), “Existence in Crisis” (2016), “On Kierkegaard in Contemporary Indian Philosophical Thinking” (2018), “Literature as existential communication”(2019) etc. More details: https://sk.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dalim%C3%ADr_Hajko

 

Tetiana Hlushko, PhD, Doctor of Science in Philosophy, Professor of the Department of Philosophy of the M. P. Dragomanov National Pedagogic University. Author of scientific works, such as “Philosophy of Economics in the Structure of Modern Humanities Education” (2008), “Spiritual Economics: Utopia or an Alternative to Finance?” (2012), “Social consciousness between traditional religions and “religion of money”” (2012), “The crisis of cultural capital of “financial civilization”: and the prospects for overcoming it” (2014), “Economic theory of the nation: socio-philosophical context” (2015), “Philosophical and economic education and development of the nation’s social capital” (2016), “Crisis as a social phenomenon: Ukrainian perspective” (2017), “Functions of humanitarian education in the conditions of the fourth industrial revolution” (2018), “Economic nationalism: ideology socio-cultural progress” (2019), “Philosophical principles of advanced economic education” (2019) etc.

Olena Hodus, PhD. in Sociological Sciences, Doctor of Science in Philosophy, Associate Professor of the Oles Honchar Dnipro National University. Author of scientific works, such as “Privacy as an attributive characteristic of the modern experience of subjectivity: to the statement of the problem” (2013), “Interpassivity as a subjective effect of modern media culture: to pose a problem” (2014), “Affectivity as an attribute of a new subjectivity: ontological and epistemological reconfiguration” (2015), “Sociocultural analysis as a methodological strategy for conceptualizing the phenomenon of privacy” (2016), “The position of the other as a necessary moment in the constitution of a private experience of being” (2017), “Phenomenology of privacy: the experience of socio-philosophical research” (2018), ““Private Self” in the situation of the “disappearance” of the Other: the paradox of redundancy” (2019), “Collisions of the “Private Self” in the Conditions of Techno-capitalism” (2019) etc.

Kateryna Hololobova, PhD., Associate Professor of the Department of Philosophy, Bioethics and History of Medicine of the O. Bogomolets National Medical University, Head of the Department of Postgraduate and Doctoral Studies. Author of scientific works, such as ““Philosophy of the Heart” in the Ukrainian cultural tradition” (2006), “Philosophy of Zoroastrianism: history and modernity” (2010), “Islam and Zoroastrianism” (2015), “Ancient arias and morals in Zoroastrianism” (2015), “Arab-Persian philosophy and the influence of Zoroastrianism” (2016), “Philosophy of the Middle East VII-XIV centuries. Glossary” (2017), “Zervan: the concept of time and its influence on religion and philosophy” (2017), “Al-Biruni – Copernicus of the Middle East: from history to modern science” (2018), “Time as a fundamental category: from mythology to quantum physics” (2018), “Sufi poetry: the pearl of the philosophy of the Middle East” (2019), “Al-Kindi: at the origins of philosophical thought in the Middle East” (2019) etc.

Kateryna Honcharenko, Ph.D., university lecturer, Department of рhilosophy, Faculty of рhilosophy and social science of the National Pedagogical University named after M. P. Drahomanov; methodologist of National Center “Youth Academy of Sciences”. Circle of scientific interests: history of philosophy, philosophy of postmodern, philosophy of art (photography, cinema), visual studios etc. The author of the following works, such as: "“Nonsense, absurd, non-meaning” in the theory of meaning by Gilles Deleuze" (2012), “Les non-dupes errant. (J. Lacan – G. Deleuze)” (2012), “Panoptikon “modern” in the spectrum of contemporary philosophical thought” (2013), “Historical and philosophical methodological project of Gilles Deleuze in contemporary European discourse” (2014), "“Body” as a subject of contemporary philosophy research. body and physicality: the experience of terminological distinction” (2015), “Determined body of Leviathan as the guarantor of “la machine despotique” of the state (T. Hobbes)” (2015), “A Photograph of Vulnerable Visual Objects as a Brand: Deformation of Plastic Representation” (2017), “Disgust and emptiness in the context of the cinematic context” (2018), “The museum space as a “place of insecurity”: from the Austerlitz memorial to the burning Notre Dame” (2019) etc.

Iryna Horokholinska, Doctor of Science in Philosophy, Assistant of the Department of Cultural Studies, Religious Studies and Theology of the Yuriy Fedkovich Chernivtsi National University. The author of about 100 scientific and educational works, including articles such as: "Values of personality in the context of globalization: a question of respect for the “Other” in the context of European integration" (2014), "Religiosity and European values: ethics and religion of the era of secularization and globalization (based on the works of Ch. Taylor)" (2014), "The concept of the “Universal Church” by I. Kant as a scheme of tolerance of interfaith relations: service to God as respect for another" (2015), "The Value Challenges of the Present: Reflections on the Moral and Religious Faith" (2016), "The ways of religion in modern culture: axiological choice as an existential act" (2016), "The Reformation as the driving force of cultural secularization in Europe" (2017), "Postsecular quest for God: theodicy art allusions (based on the work of William Paul Young “The Cabin”)" (2017), "Theology in the secular education system: methodological coordinates of transformations" (2017), "The transformation of the ecclesial-value consciousness of modern Christian communities: the dialectic of secularization and fundamentalization" (2018), "The dialogue of ethical discourses in the context of value trends of postsecularity" (2018), "Modern culture: the value identity of a person in the context of postsecularity" (2018), "The Synergy of the irrational and rational in modern European religiosity" (2019), "Secular / postsecular in the context of religious education in Europe" (2019) etc.

Ihor Karivets, PhD., Doctor of Science in Philosophy, Head of Department of Philosophy of the Lviv Polytechnic National University. Author of scientific works, such as “Everyday Life: Phenomenological Analysis” (2007), “Everyday Life: The Heavy Legacy of Modernism” (2008), Is the Phenomenon of Non-Intentional “Self-Other” relation Possible?” (2010), “Everyday life: between transcendentalism and wonder” (2012), “Philosophical features of ecological consciousness” (2012), “Contemplation, Miracle and Novelty: Towards the Foundations of Religious Experience” (2013), “Martin Heidegger’s fundamental ontology: authenticity and everyday practices” (2014), “Philosophy and philosophical education” (2014), “Metaphilosophy of Hryhoriy Skovoroda”(2016), “The essence of philosophy, or why they hate philosophy” (2017) etc.

Tamara Kiryk, For the last 25 years, she has been engaged in teaching and research work, she is the head of the department of Ukrainian and Latin languages and the non-state Kyiv Medical University. The sphere of scientific and professional interests – modern paradigms of higher medical education (humanism → neohumaism → noohumanism), scientific and literary editing, publishing, organization of conferences, the formation of the student's personality – the future doctor of the XXI century. Candidate of Pedagogical Sciences, Associate Professor, conducts doctoral research in the development sector of noosciences and nootechnologies. Has over 80 scientific publications at various levels. For example: “Philosophy of education about humanism, neohumanism, noohumanism in higher education of Ukraine-XXI” (2017), “Philosophy of a new phenomenon of the XXI century – the spread of noohumanist ideas” (2017), “Higher education – XXI: transhumanism and other threats on the noohumanist path” (2018), “Competition of Humanist Paradigms During the Reform of Higher Education in Ukraine” (2019), “Medical education in Ukraine in the context of the values of sustainable development” (2020), “Education of modern Ukraine in the context of sustainable development and nootechnologies” (2021), “On the competition of worldviews in the education system of Ukraine” (2021) etc.

Anatolii Kolodny, Professor, Honored Worker of Science of Ukraine, Deputy Director, Head of Department of Religious Studies of G. S. Skovoroda Institute of Philosophy oft the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, President of the Ukrainian Association of Religious Studies scholars. Author of more than 1500 scientific articles, brochures, books and manuals. In particular, he is the author of such famous works: “Religion in the spiritual life of the Ukrainian people” (1994), “Religious Dictionary” (1996), “Religious Spirituality of the Ukrainian: Manifestations, Figures, Condition” (1996), “Ukrainian Eastern Rite” (1997), “The phenomenon of religion: nature, structure, functionality, tendencies" (1999), “History of religion in Ukraine” (1999), “Academic Religious Studies” (2000), “Religion and Church in the Democratic Ukraine” (2000), “Religious Studies” (2003), “Religion and Church of the Years of Independence of Ukraine” (2003), “Fundamentals of Religious Studies. Course of lectures” (2005), “Ukraine in its religious manifestations” (2005), “Ukraine is religious”. In 2 volumes: "State of Religious Life of Ukraine" and "Predictions of Religious Life of Ukraine" (2008), “Religious modernity of Ukraine” (2009), “The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints: The Mormons Church in the world and in Ukraine” (2010), “Christianity at the dawn of the Third Millennium” (2010), “Workshop on tolerance of interfaith relations” (2011), "Modern religious processes in the world and Ukraine" (2012), "The historiosophy of religion" (2013),  “Maidan as the center of the Ukrainian civic religion” (2015), “Religion in its essence and structure” (2016), "The confessional factor in the conditions of globalization" (2017) etc.

Kostiantyn Korsak, Professor, Candidate of Physical and Mathematical Sciences and Doctor of Science in Philosophy, Head of the Laboratory “Formation of the personality of medical students” in Kyiv Medical
University. Wikipedia article “Korsak Konstantin Vitalievich” contains a description of the scientific path, dozens of the many hundreds of different publications and a list of major discoveries (nootechnologies, noosciences, etc.). Acme-article – “Noofuturology of the XXI century: conditions for saving the population of Homo Sapiens Sapienses” (2004, www.relga.ru), acme-monograph – “Education, society, man in the XXI century: an integral philosophical analysis” (2004). Successful teacher and author of original explanations of many phenomena: the formation and spread of Indo-European languages on the basis of “tag cloud”, Bulgarian nestynarstvo (dancing on hot birch coals) etc.

Yurii Korsak, Candidate of Philosophical Sciences, Senior Researcher at the Institute of Higher Education of the National Academy of Educational Sciences of Ukraine. Investigates the problems of protection against information wars, overcoming mass depression and negative eschatology, the transformation of “sustainable development” into a movement towards noosymbiosis of humans and the biosphere and the construction of the noosphere. Major publications are the following: “Analysis of the prospects of syncretism and integration in the formation of the spirituality of the citizens of the knowledge society” (2007), “Request for the emergence of scientific eschatology and the creation of noophilosophy” (2013),“ Perspectives of noophilosophy and education of youth” (2013), “Noophilosophy and Positive Eschatology” (2014), "Nooglossary and the usefulness of replacing the phrase “sustainable development” by the term “noodevelopment”” (2015), “Modern sciences about the impact on the citizens of war-XXI” (2015), “Causes of vulnerability of young people in the modern conscional war” (2017), “About noosciences as the basis of noophilosophy and nooeschatology” (2018), “The past, present and future are in human decision-making” (2019). Co-author of K. Korsak in publications on futurology, noosciences and nootechnologies.

Nataliia Kryvda, Doctor of Philosophy, Professor of the Department of Ukrainian Philosophy and Culture of the Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv. The author of about 100 scientific and educational works, including articles, such as: “Ukrainian identity as a worldview construction” (2017), “Icon as one of the factors for the formation of ukrainian ethnic identity” (2017), “Cultural Identity as the Basis of Collective Unity” (2018), "Сonstructing the ukrainian identity: the challenges of commemoration" (2018), "Сollective memory as a factor of group identity formation" (2019) and other.

 

Milan Lupták, PhD., assistant professor at the Department of Political Science, University of Economics, Prague. Author and co-author of well-known scientific works such as “Political systems of democratic countries in Europe: the French Republic, the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland” (2008), “Political ideologies and theories: from antiquity to the year 1848” (2011), “International migration: views and insights” (2013), “Socioeconomic and demographic context of Czech-Ukrainian migration” (2015), “Factors influencing the choice of the country of destination of refugees” (2016), “"Pull" factors in the current wave of migration to EU countries” (2016), “The current economic crisis and the emergence of a new feudalism: A few remarks at odds with the canons of the mainstream” (2016) etc.

Marina Luptáková, PhDr., ThD; Hussite Theological Faculty of Charles University in Prague (Czech Republic) . Author and co-author of well-known scientific works such as “The nature and origin of evil according to the Eastern Christian Church” (2009), ““Athonite Time of Troubles” and the begining of the onomatodoxy disputes, or the reflection on the new publiations on still topical subject” (2010), “"Athos's rebellion and the beginnings of Imjaslav disputes or reflections on new publications on a still current topic” (2011), “Teaching humanities and the advent of networking society” (2014), “Theology of beuty and beauty of theology or Icon as a means for transformation of the relationship between man and art” (2014), “The issue of aggression, violence and hostility in the current professional literature: an outline of the basic principles” (2015), “Hesychasm represents the hope of Christians for the future” (2017) etc.

Tibor Mahrik, PhD., Assistant Professor at the Department of General and Applied Ethics at the Faculty of Arts at Constantine the Philosopher University in Nitra, Slovakia. Author of scientific works such as “Ethical Bridges: Interdisciplinary Insights into Ethical Challenges of Contemporary Philosophy, Theology and Technology” (2011), “The death of Philosophy in Kierkegaard and Hawking” (2015), “Kierkegaard’s existential ellipse of truth” (2015), “Kierkegaardian pointers to metaethics” (2017), “Kierkegaard’s Metaethical Fragments” (2017), “The golden rule of morality – An ethical paradox” (2018), “Truth as the key metaethical category in Kierkegaard” (2018), “The End Justifies the Means – Ethical Analysis” (2018), “Metaetika – Komparatívna analýza súčasných trendov” (2018) etc.

Kinya Masugata, Professor, Executive Vice-President of Mukogawa Fort Wright Institute, the American campus of Mukogawa Women’s University, Professor Emeritus at Osaka University of Education, President of the Kierkegaard Society of Japan, editor of “Kierkegaard and Language” and “Kierkegaard: a Trial of New Interpretation” and translator of “Kierkegaard’s Dømmer Selv!” [“Judge for Yourselves!”] into Japanese. He was the President of the Japanese Association of Philosophical and Ethical Research in Medicine (2000-2002). Author of well-known scientific works such as “Kierkegaard and the Meiji Era” (1997), “Love in Japan and Kierkegaard” (1998), “Religion and Ethics-The Problem of Language by Kierkegaard's Existence” (1998), “Reading Kierkegaard’s Works by the Concept ‘Seduction’” (2004), “A Short History of Kierkegaard's Reception in Japan” (2008), “Kanzo Uchimura, a Japanese Kierkegaard” (2014) etc.

Bogdan Matiushko, PhD in Philosophical Sciences, Associate Professor of the Department of Philosophy of the M. P. Dragomanov National Pedagogical University. Scientific interests: History of Ukrainian Philosophy, Medieval Philosophy, Theory of Knowledge and Philosophy of Science, philosophical problems of Natural Science, Orthodox Christian philosophical Tradition, Hesychasm as God Knowledge. Author of scientific works, such as “The Ivan Franko’s epistemological conception” (2014), “Dmytro Ivanovych Chyzhevsky about Scientism in Ukrainian philosophical in second half of XIX – beginning of XX century” (2015), “Empirio-criticism as philosophical base of Volodymyr Lesevych’s Linguistic” (2016), “Mykhailo Dragomanov: positivistic deconstruction of Taras Shevchenko’s spiritual heritage” (2017), “Y. V. de Roberti about genesis and specifics of Sensualism” (2018), “The polemics about Konstantin Kavelin’s philosophical principles of Psychology: an attempt to new comprehension” (2019) etc.

Mitko Momov, Associate Professor, Ph.D at the Department of Philosofical Scienses at “St. Cyril and St. Methodius” University of Veliko Tarnovo, Veliko Tarnovo, Bulgaria. He has been lecturing Social Philosophy, Visual Anthropology, East Philosophy, General and Applied Еthics. He has specialized in Denmark, India, Russia, Poland. Among the fields of his interests are anthropology, history of philosophy and ethics. He is the author of three monographs among them “Value initiation in 90 years in Bulgaria” (1998), “The Media: Myth and Power” (2020) and numerous articles which are published in Bulgaria, Russia, Ukraine, India. He participates in interdisciplinary projects.

Natalia Mozgova, Professor, Head of the Department of Philosophy of the M. P. Dragomanov National Pedagogic University, Honored Worker of Education of Ukraine (2011). Author of about 250 scientific and training-methodical works, including monographs: "Petro Linytskyi: life and spiritual heritage" (1997), "Kyiv Theological Academy: philosophical heritage" (2004), "Logical and epistemological issues in the Kyiv spiritual and academic philosophy of the XIX-early XX century" (2006), "On the religious philosophers of Russia and Ukraine: a personological essay" (co-authored)" (2010) and articles: “On the question of the origins of education in the times of Kyivan Rus” (2012), “Metaphysics of spiritual influence of the Kyiv Theological Academy (on the example of M. Bulhakov's family)” (2013), “Asymmetry of logical proof and refutation: historical and philosophical digression into the past” (2014), “Orthodox "mysticism" in the national spiritual and academic philosophy of the XIX century” (2015), “On the worldview origins of modern national philosophy” (2015), “The first professor of philosophy at the Kyiv Theological Academy of the XIX century” (2016), “The place of philosophy in the education system: the national experience of the XIX century” (2017), “On the question of epistemological principles of formal logic (M. Troitskyi and P. Linytskyi)” (2018), “Richelieu’s intersections of the philosophy of cosmism” (2019) etc.

 Tetiana Murha, lecturer of the Department of Philosophy, Bioethics and History of Medicine of the O. Bogomolets National Medical University. Circle of scientific interests: history of philosophy, philosophy of postmodern etc. Author of scientific works, such as “Economic freedom in the liberalism of F. Hayek’’ (2017), “The concept of freedom in the philosophy of Austrian neoliberalism” (2018), “The models of freedom in the liberalism of F. Hayek” (2019) etc.

 

Karol Orban – doc. of Faculty of dramatic Arts, Academy of Arts Banská Bystrica (Slovak republic). Autor of scientific works: "The current importance of Christian media in Slovakia" (2017), "Christian media in Slovakia and their development until the year 2000" (2004), "Aspects of Value in Audiovisual Media" (2011), "Protection of Personality Rights in the Media" (2011), "Slovak Radio Play 1989-2004" (2016), "Specifics of the Radio Acting" (2007), "Development of Christian media in Slovakia after 1989" (2000), "Ethical aspects in public audiovisual media" (2008), "Music and sound effects in art communiqué" (2008), "In contact with the media. Theoretical and semantic aspects of radio play" (2012).

 

Emanuel Orban, PhD., PhDr., Mgr. State Advisor Statistical Office of the Slovak Republic in Bratislava (Slovakia), doctor of Mass Media Communication and Advertisement in the College of Business and Hotel Management in Brno (Bohemia). Author of scientific works: “The Axiological Dimension of Television Family Series Pravdivé príbehy Featuring Katka Brychtova” (2016), “Cultural and Religious Aspects  of Tourism” (2018), “The Value Dimension of the Novel Mastičkár” (2017), “Ethical Aspects of Service in Tourist Industry” (2018), “Media and Commercialization of Religious Specifics of Tourism in the Village Topoľčianky” (2018), “Freedom of Expression – Crisis of Values (Some Selected Instances of Violation of Freedom of Expression on Slovak Soil in Totalitarian Era With Implications for the Present)” (2019), “The Influence of Social Networks on the Value System of a Human Individual” (2020) etc.

Eva Orbanová, PhD., PhDr., doc. of Faculty of Philosophy and arts, Universitas Tyrnaviensis, Slovakia. Author of scientific works: “Religious syncretism” (2001), “The Value Orientation of a Person in the Context of a Totalitarian Regime” (2009), “Religious syncretism in the New Age movement” (2010), “Value as a Communication and Integrative Phenomena in Human Rights” (2011), “Axiological Pluralism of Postmodern Lifestyles” (2011), “Terminology of philosophical axiology” (2013), “The Symbolical Power of the Media Sphere” (2013), “Ethical dimensions of digital age” (2014), “Concept Modifications in the Family Politics in Slovakia” (2016), “Spiritual roots of aikido” (2016), “Mixing Sport and Religions in the Media” (2017), “Religion and ethics (Cult and value)” (2018), “Art-therapeutic-axiological inclusion of persons mentally other” (2018) etc.

Lubomir Pana, PhD., Associate Professor of Political Theory, Honorary Rector of The College of European and Regional Studies, České Budějovice, Czechia. Author and co-author of well-known scientific works such as “A man in the shadow of his end” (2007), “Research methodology and methods” (2007), “Political systems in European countries: the French Republic, the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland” (2007), “Odkaz Pražského jara pro současnost a budoucnost” (2008), “Communication and thinking” (2008), “System aspects of public administration” (2011), “Sustainable development and functions of the modern European state” (2012), “Global Contexts, Issues and Education” (2012), “An integrated Europe of the present and the future - a reflection of the thirty years since the signing of the Schengen Convention” (2015), “The Road to the Correction of Man and the World: (Comenius' Theological Politics)” (2016), “Migration crisis and relations of the majority population and minorities in contemporary Europe” (2016) etc.

Alesiyan Patsev, Lecturer of Buddhist philosophy at Plovdiv University "Paisii Hilendarski" and founder of the "Center for Buddhist Studies" (Plovdiv, Sofia, Bulgaria). Author of such monographs as “Buddhist philosophical thinking. Epistemological forms of thinking” (2009), “The Buddhist doctrine of the anatman (non-soul)” (2012), “The relative space in the painting of Atanas Patsev” (2018) and numerous scientific articles.

 

PhDr. Martina Pavlíková, PhD., Vice-Rector for International Relations of the Constantine the Philosopher’s University in Nitra, Slovakia. Author and co-author of scientific works, such as “Love and suffering in the interpretation of Kierkegaard and Unamuno” (2012), “The reception of Kierkegaard's work in Slovakia” (2013), “Despair and alienation of modern man in society” (2015), “The concept of anxiety and its reflection in auden’s work ‘the age of anxiety’” (2016), “Kierkegaard’s reflection in Don Delillo’s novel “Falling Man”” (2016), “From formal ethics to existential ethics” (2016), “Consciousness of Anxiety in Literary Work of Don DeLillo” (2017), “Kierkegaard's understanding of man and society” (2018), “The Struggle for the Human Self and Authenticity: Kierkegaard's Critique of the Public, Established Order, Media, and False Christianity” (2019) etc.

 

Emanuel Pecka (1932-2019), PhD., Professor of sociology, Honorary Rector of the College of European and Regional Studies, České Budějovice, Czechia. Author and co-author of well-known scientific works such as “Everyday life in the late 1960s: Three regional probes. Research report” (1992), “Elite Theory: Intended for stud. all faculties of the University of Economics in Prague” (1994), “Sociological theories of the elite” (1994), “The stay of Soviet troops on the territory of Czechoslovakia 1968-1991” (1995), “Political culture in the Czech Republic” (2000), “Political culture – tradition and present” (2002), “Charles Wright Mills (1916-1962): enfant terrible americké sociologie” (2006), “Sociology of politics” (2010), “Masaryk's Realism and the Formation of Czech Political Culture” (2017) etc.

Oksana Petinova, Doctor of Science in Philosophy, Professor at the Department of Philosophy, Sociology and Management of Socio-Cultural Activity, State Institution “South Ukrainian National Pedagogical University named after K. D. Ushynsky”. Author of scientific works, such as “Mentality as a socio-cultural phenomenon in the context of socio-philosophical analysis” (2004), “Philosophical understanding of corruption” (2012), “Philosophical understanding of neoliberalism: Chicago and Austrian schools” (2013), “M. Vartofsky's model theory: typology and existential orientations (within the methodology of research of a new economic person)” (2014), “Economic man in the socio-philosophical discourse” (2017), “Modern alternative modifications of homo economicus: neo-Austrian school and institutionalism” (2018), “Alternative modifications of homo economicus: modern context” (2019), “New Homo economicus: contemporary” (2019) etc.

Galyna Poperechna, PhD in Philosophical sciences, Associate Professor, Ternopil Volodymyr Hnatiuk National Pedagogical University, Ukraine. Scientific interests: history of philosophy, logic, philosophical anthropology. The author and co-author of about 90 scientific and educational works, such as: “Ethnoanthropology as one of the directions of P. Avsenev's doctrine of man” (2011), “Philosophy: textbook” (2011), “The Subject of Philosophy in J. Mihnevich’s Philosophy” (2012) “Philosophical Orthodox synthetysm of Vasily Karpov” (2013), “Virtue as the basic category of moral philosophy of archpriest I. Scvortsov” (2013), “The history of the human intelligence of S. S. Gogotsky” (2015), “Logic: a textbook” (2016), “Christian-humanistic pedagogy of Pamfil Yurkevich” (2018) etc.

 

Myroslav Popovych (1930-2018), Professor, Doctor of Science in Philosophy, Academician of National Academy of Sciences in Ukraine, Honored Scientist of Ukraine, Head of the Department of Logic and Methodology of Science of the G. S. Skovoroda Institute of Philosophy of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, Director of the G. S. Skovoroda Institute of Philosophy of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine (2001-2018). Editor, аuthor and co-author of well-known scientific works, such as “On the Philosophical Analysis of the Science Language” (1966), “Logic and Scientific Cognition” (1971), “Philosophical Aspects of Semantics” (1975), “Outline of History of Logical Ideas in the Context of Culture and History” (1979), “Hryhoriy Skovoroda” (1984), “Outlook of Ancient Slavs” (1985), “Mykola Gogol” (1989), “Ukraine and Europe: the Rightists and the Leftists” (1996), “Rationality and Dimensions of Human Life” (1997), “Outline of the History of Ukrainian Culture” (1999), “Universal Encyclopedia” (1999), “Red Century” (2005), “Being Human” (2011), “Philosophy of freedom” (2018) etc.

Maryna Prepotenska, PhD., Doctor of Science in Philosophy, Professor of the Department of Philosophy of the National Technical University of Ukraine “Igor Sikorsky Kyiv Polytechnic Institute”. Author scientific and educational works, such as: “Gender communication. The Phenomenon of Everyday Life” (2007), “Philosophy of Rhetoric. Existential and meta anthropological aspects. Textbook” (2011), “Megapolis as a special type of city existence. Existential aspect” (2012), “Comfort as existential being-in-the-city” (2013), “Postmodernist discourse of the metropolis” (2014), “Project of Smart city: existentinal reasons” (2014), “Homo urbanus: the human phenomenon of the metropolis” (2014), “Non-institutional dialogue in urban space: kafe-filo” (2015), “Urban synergetics. Social and Existential Fluctuations” (2017), “Urban Studies: Universal Interdiscipline Strategies” (2018), “Transgression of the Megapolis in the Context of Anthropocosmism” (2018) etc.

Constantine Raida, Professor, Leading researcher of the Department of History of Foreign Philosophy of the G. S. Skovoroda Institute of Philosophy of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine. Author of well-known scientific works, such as “Existentialism in Contemporary American Literature” (1986), “On the specifics of “neo-existentialism” as a method of non-classical philosophizing” (1986), “Converse Forms of Social Rationality” (1987), “The problem of rationality in the existential sociology of J. Douglas” (1988), “The specifics of the post-existential interpretation of the relationship between the individual and society” (1988), “The existential paradigm of understanding the historical and philosophical process” (1988), “”Existential Marxism”: Paradoxes and Contradictions” (1988), “Existentialism in contemporary human philosophy” (1991), “Prospects for Postmodernism and Existentialism” (1992), “Existential Theology by J. Macquarrie as a Phenomenon of Post-Existentialist Thinking” (1997), “Existential theology of the United States in the context of the modern update of religion” (1997), “Humanism, existentialism and post-existentialist thinking” (1998), “Existential Political Science and Existential Marxism: Problems of Reinterpreting the Philosophy of Classical Existentialism” (1998), “On the methodology and methodological features of the analysis of the history of philosophy in the paradigm of existential understanding” (1998), “Post-existentialist thinking and the problem of transforming the form of existence of the philosophy of classical existentialism” (1998), “Concerning the specifics of Heidegger's interpretation of the phenomenon of existential” (1998), “On the interpretation and definition of the meaning of S. Kirkegaard's philosophy” (1999), “From E. Husserl's transcendental Phenomenology to M. Nathanson's existential Phenomenology: The Problems of Forming a New Methodological Paradigm” (1999) etc.

Kateryna Sabadash, graduate student of the Departments of Philosophy of the National Pedagogical University named after M. P. Drahomanov. Beginner researcher in metaphysics of consciousness, ontology and epistemology. The first article was devoted to the study of Plato's theory of cognition: "From becoming to being. Good as the beginning and the frontier of knowledge. Plato’s experience" (2020). She is currently working on the study of the transcendental nature of consciousness.

 

 

Revd. Sergii Sannikov, PhD in Philosophy; Doctor of Science in Theology; Senior Research Fellow at The Center for the Study of Religions, National Pedagogical Dragomanov University (Kyiv, Ukraine); Professor Odessa Theological Seminary (Odessa, Ukraine); Baptist theologian, pastor, chaplain. One of the founders of evangelical theological education in independent Ukraine. He is Fulbright Scholar-in-Residence (2005) teaching at Fresno Pacific University (Fresno, California). Sergii is the author of numerous publications, such as “The History and Practice of Biblical Commentary on to the Slavic context” (2016), “Writing Slavic Bible Commentary: History and Approach” (2017), “Sacramental Turn in Baptist Theology” (2017), “Menno Simons’ and Martin Luther’s Interpretative Approaches in the Protestant Hermeneutical Horizon” (2018), “The phenomenon of water baptism in the context of Baptist Sacramentology” (2018), “Trinity and Worship: Trinitarian view of worship from Slavic Baptists prospective” (2018), etc. He is author of the books: “Twenty Centuries of Christianity” (2002); “Church History for everyone” (2012); “Church History for Children” (2016); “Signs of Presence. Baptism in the context of Baptist Sacramentology” (2019); “Chief editor of Menno Simons and anabaptists” (2012), “Slavic Bible Commentary” (2016) etc.

Igor Sheludchenko, graduate student of Department of Philosophy, National Pedagogical Drahomanov University. He is working on a dissertation research "Ontology of a overdetermined subject in neomarxist and psychoanalytic philosophy”. Author of various scientific articles such as: “Unhappy consciousness as the subjectivation of the basic contradiction of ideological reality” (2016), “Critical discourse-analysis of the figure of Tersit as the first trickster in the history of philosophy” (2019), “Overdetermination and heteroglossy in American postsituationalism” (2020).

Oksana Shepetiak, PhD, Associate Professor of the Department of Philosophy, Social and Political Sciences, Kyiv National University of Trade and Economics. Author of scientific works, such as "Theological, historical and religious aspects of the formation of the Eastern non-Orthodox Churches" (2017), "The urgency of studying the Eastern Christian tradition" (2017), "Syriac Jacobite and Coptic Churches as representatives of Eastern christianity" (2017), "Armenian Christianity: One Tradition and Two Churches" (2018), "Political factor of the church split of the V-VI centuries" (2018), "Eastern Catholic Churches of the Assyrian tradition: formation and modernity" (2018), "Christianity in the Middle East: the current state and established myths" (2018),  "Modern Ecumenism and Eastern Non-Orthodox Churches" (2019), "National and Cultural Identity of Ukrainians in the Teachings of Ivan Ortynsky" (2019), "Question as the First Step of Knowledge" (2019) etc.

Oleh Shepetiak, PhD, Doctor of Science in Philosophy, Professor of Department of Philosophy of the Borys Grinchenko Kyiv University, Laureate of the Prize of the President of Ukraine for Young Scientists (2015). The Author of ca. 100 academic Books and Articles: “Vedas in context of religious literature of Hinduism” (2017), “The Gnostic sects and schools in the past and present” (2017), “Vedanta – a philosophical reasoning of religious doctrine of the Hinduism” (2017), “New Rise of St. Augustine during the Renaissance” (2017), “Judaism: history and present” (2016), “The Holy Scripture of Judaism” (2017), “The main philosophical problems of Early (Ancient) Platonism” (2018), “Historical features of the spread of Christianity among Goths and Lombards” (2018), “Devepment of the Confucian religious-philosophical doctrine as the fundament of world outlook in the Far East” (2018), “Christianity of the Franks: the formation of the vector of European civilization” (2018), “The History of Religion in three volumes, Philosophy of Religion in Ukrainian and Western Science” (2019), “Plato and the Revolution of the Modern Paradigm of Science” (2019), “Formation and development of the idea of the rule of law in the context of the struggle for investment” (2019) etc.

Serhii Shevchenko, PhD, Doctor of Science in Philosophy, professor of the Department of Philosophy, Bioethics and History of Medicine of the O. Bogomolets National Medical University; researcher of the Department of History of Foreign Philosophy of the G. S. Skovoroda Institute of Philosophy of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine. Author of scientific works, such as “Values and post-existentialist thinking” (2011, co-authored), “The authenticity of human existence in the philosophy of existentialism” (2012), “The Phenomenon of belief in the philosophy of Søren Kierkegaard” (2013), “Existential theology (M. Westphal, J. Macquarrie) in the postmodern era: the problem of spiritual resuscitation of Western society” (2013), “Paradox and existential method in the interpretation of Howard Slaatte” (2014), “S. Kierkegaard versus E. Levinas in Merold Westphal's Understanding” (2015), “Existential theology: the prologue to the phenomenon of post-existentialist time” (2016), “Christian theology and existentialism” (2016), “The existential ecclesiology and ecumenism of M. Westphal: towards the problem of preserving the identity of the religious community in the dichotomy of "liberalism – communitarianism"" (2017), “Gadamerian Background of Merold Wesphal's Existential Hermeneutics of Religion” (2018), “Revitalization of the Christian culture values in the work of Paul Tillich” (2018), “Existential Theology as a Phenomenon of the Postexistentialist Thinking” (2018), “Self-Identity through the Prism of Other in Merold Westphal’s existential Philosophy of Religion” (2019) etc.

Aaron Simmons, PhD., Professor of Philosophy, Department of Philosophy, Furman University; President of Søren Kierkegaard Society; former President of South Carolina Society for Philosophy; Editor, аuthor and co-author of well-known scientific works such as “Surface Thoughts” (1993), “Violence and singularity: Thinking politics otherwise with Rorty, Kierkegaard, and Levinas” (2006), “Levinas and Kierkegaard in Dialogue” (2008), “Kierkegaard and Levinas: Ethics, Politics, and Religion” (2009) “Health as a Social Experience” (2010), “God and the Other: Ethics and Politics After the Theological Turn” (2011), “Reexamining Deconstruction and Determinate Religion: Toward a Religion with Religion” (2012), “The New Phenomenology: A Philosophical Introduction” (2013), “Phenomenology for the Twenty-First Century” (2016), “Kierkegaard's God and the Good Life” (2017), “Christian Philosophy: Conceptions, Continuations, and Challenges” (2018), “Contemporary Debates in Negative Theology and Philosophy” (2018) etc. Now specializing in Postmodern Philosophy of Religion and Political Philosophy, I primarily engage in debates about the possibilities of determinate religious belief and practice in a deconstructive context.

Mykola Skriblyak, PhD, Doctor of Science in Philosophy, Associate Professor, Head of the Department of Cultural Studies, Religious Studies and Theology of the Yuriy Fedkovych Chernivtsi National University. Author of scientific and educational works, such as: "Biblical Studies: a textbook" (2010), "Orthodox-Catholic dialogue of the second half of the sixteenth - first half of the seventeenth century: figures and leading trends" (2010), "Uniatism and problems of unity in the Middle Ages” (2012), “Metropolitan Petro Mohyla and the leading tendencies of the “golden age” of the Kyiv metropolitanate: church-religious and national-cultural contexts” (2013), “Hetman Bohdan Khmelnystky’s priorities of foreign policy and the Ukrainian Church in the first half of 17th century” (2013), “Brest Church Union: specifics of conclusion, particular character and ambivalence of receptions” (2014), "Incorporation of the Kiev Metropolis to the Moscow Patriarchate" (2014), “Church Pereyaslav against the background of union conflicts and political and ideological strategies of early modern Ukraine-Rus'” (2015) etc.

Sviytlana Storozhuk, Doctor of Philosophy, Professor of the Department of Philosophy of the National University of Life and Environmental Sciences of Ukraine. The author of about 100 scientific and educational works, including articles, such as: "The ethnic рrinciple as the basis of civil politics" (2016), "Cultural Identity as the Basis of Collective Unity" (2018), "The role of collective memory in the process of forming national unity: the Ukrainian dimension" (2018), "Reception of premodern forms of social interaction in contemporary krainian society" (2018), "Role of language in cultural identity formation" (2019), "Factors of Cultural Identity Formation in the Rusins of Ugric Rus in the 19th Century" (2019) and other.

 

ThDr. Hedviga Tkáčová, PhD., Lecturer at the Department of Religious Studies, Faculty of Humanities, University of Žilina, Slovakia. Author of scientific works, such as “The Social Message of Jesus Christ According to Luke” (2014), “Forms of Coexistence of Christianity and Islam in Western Pluralistic” (2014), “Media and religion in postmodern culture” (2014), “New religious movements” (2016), “The Impact of the Media on Normative Attitudes: A case Study on the Projection of Death on the Internet” (2017), "Religious movements of personal development and their addressing the audience in the Internet environment in Slovakia" (2018) etc.

 

Baba Tomomichi, PhD. of Literature, Part-time Lecturer of the Open University of Japan. Author of scientific works such as “The Encounter with the Other in Subjective Action – Through Fear and Trembling” (2002), “The Problem of reality of Truth in Kierkegaard” (2003), “The Question of “the Other” in Kierkegaard’s Thought” (2004), “The Problem of Doubt in Kierkegaard” (2005), “The Other and Time in Kierkegaard’s Thought” (2006), “The Problem of Paradox in Kierkegaard’s Thought” (2007), “The Logic of Death and Rebirth: Encounters with Kierkegaard’s Thought in Tanabe Philosophy” (2008), “Absurdity of Existence in Kierkegaard and Tanabe Hajime” (2014), “Kierkegaard’s Thought in Modern Japan” (2018) etc.

Vita Tуtarenko, PhD., Doctor of Science in Philosophy, Senior Research Fellow of the Department of Religious Studies of G. S. Skovoroda Institute of Philosophy oft the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine. Author of scientific works, such as “Charismatism as postmodern Christianity” (2009), “Practice of discourse analysis in religious concepts of the future” (2012), “Methodological features of religious expertise as a mechanism for regulating relations in society” (2013), “Religious examination in the mechanism for optimizing state-confessional relations in the legal field of Ukraine” (2014), “The role of the religious factor in the formation of civil society: the Ukrainian context” (2015), “Experience and prospects of religious organizations in Ukraine: the prism of independence” (2016), “From prophecies in religion: history, theory, perspectives” (2017), “Religious expertise as a component of managerial decisions on minimizing the risks of religious conflicts” (2019) etc.

Irina S. Urbanaeva, Doctor of Science in Philosophy, chief research fellow, Department of philosophy, culture and religion studies, Institute of Mongolian, Buddhist, and Tibetan Studies of Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Ulan-Ude, Buryatia (Buddhist nun Tenzin Choidron). Author and co-author of well-known scientific works, such as “Foundations of ethical knowledge and a single science” (1988), “Shamanic philosophy of the Buryat Mongols” (2000), “Dharamsala and the world of Tibetan emigration” (2005), “Buddhism in the socio-political processes of Buryatia and the countries of Central Asia” (2012), “Buddhist Philosophy and Meditation in a Comparative Context (based on the Indo-Tibetan texts and oral traditions of Tibetan Buddhism)” (2014), “Formation of Tibetan and Chinese Mahayana: in the Context of Authentic Buddhism Problem” (2014), “Buddhist Philosophy and Practice: Gradual and/or Sudden Path to Enlightenment” (2016), “Buddhist Meditation and Phenomenological Method: the Grounds for Comparison and is Its Meaning” (2018) etc.

Katarína M. Vadíková, Mgr., PhD. - doctor of philosophy, lecturer, researcher in fields of moral philosophy, ethics, bioethics, social ethics at the Department of Ethics and Moral Philosophy at the Faculty of Philosophy at the Trnava University in Trnava, Slovak Republic. Major publications: “Problems of Conscience in the Context of Dialogical Personalism” (2011), “Personal Axiology - Ethical Values in Praxis” (2013), “Education for Seniors from Perspective of Personalistic Ethics” (2013), “Sociability as a Virtue in Multicultural Public Life. Personal Arethology and Axiology in Practice” (2014), “Ethics as one of Assisting Professions” (2018), “Dialogical Person and Situation. Guardinian Educative Ethics and Situationism” (2019) etc.

 

Irina Vasilyeva, Professor, Head of the Department of Philosophy, Bioethics and History of Medicine of the O. Bogomolets National Medical University. Author of scientific works, such as “Man in religious dimension” (2009), “The value of an interdisciplinary approach to contemporary religious studies” (2010), “The problem of becoming of human: philosophical and religious aspect” (2011), “The problem of human life and health in the context of bioethics” (2012), “Theoretical problems of modern ethics” (2013, co-authored), “Religion and education in the context of the spiritual formation of modern man” (2014), “Spiritual dimensions of modern higher education” (2015), “Bioethical component of modern higher medical education” (2016), “Honor. Mercy. Glory (On the 175th anniversary of the National Medical University Bohomolets)” (2017), “Philosophy of Religion and Medicine of Prelate Luke (V. F. Voyno-Yasynetskyi)” (2018), “Philosophy and General Philosophy of Medicine” (2019, co-authored) etc.

Olena Velichko, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Department of Ukrainian Studies of the O. Bogomolets National Medical University. Author of scientific works, such as "The leak of "textuality" from the context of the image creation, or what did the Sistine Madonna say to M. Heidegger” (2001), "Theology of the image by St. John Damascus" (2004), "From the History of the Kiev Religious-Philosophical Society (1908-1919) on the pages of the newspaper "Christian Thought"" (2005), "Sophiology of the image in the philosophical and theological heritage of S. M. Bulgakov" (2005), "On the Question of the Formation of Ukrainian Cultural Identity Against the Background of the Features of the Ethnocultural Development of Contemporary Ukrainian Society" (2011), "The Meaning of Creativity in the Retrospective of Eschatological Metaphysics by M. Berdyaev" (2012), "Teaching about the personality in Christ-centered anthropology of V. N. Lossky" (2014), "Toloka as a Pattern of Ukrainian Identity and Not Only" (2016), "The essence of the image and the function of the imagination in the doctrine of the holy icon or image of Saint John of Damascus"(2018) etc.

Olena Viacheslavova, PhD., Associate Professor of the Department of Philosophy, Bioethics and History of Medicine of the O. Bogomolets National Medical University. Author and co-author of scientific works, such as "Poetics of myth in contemporary fine arts of Ukraine: mythopoetics of ethno-national being" (2007), ““Modern fine mythopoetics as a hermeneutic phenomenon” (2009), “Ukrainian culture in the dimensions of postmodernism” (2011), “The problem of the artistic tropos in Christian philosophical and aesthetic discourse” (2013), “Aesthetic of tropos in the visual arts: historical prolegomena” (2014), “Semiology of art by Y. Mukarjovsky: to the question of methodology of research of figurative transformations in the visual arts” (2015), ““Open" form in art: phenomenological, communicative and textual aspects” (2016), “Phenomenology of visual language in the aesthetics of Maurice Merleau-Ponty” (2017), “Diacritical concept of the meaning of M. Merleau-Ponty” (2018) etc.

Hanna Yemelianenko, PhD, Doctor of Science in Philosophy, Professor of the Department of Philosophy, Socio-Political and Legal Disciplines SHEI “Donbas State Pedagogical University”. Author of scientific works: “The Philosophy of Existentialism as a Reflection of the Crises of Self-Identification of the Human Being” (2010), “Existential-Anthropological Analysis of Kierkegaard's worldview Principles” (2011), “J. Macquarrie’s theology in the Modern World” (2012), “The Problem of the Moral decline in the writings of the founders of existential theology” (2012), "Values and post-existentialistic thinking" (2012), "Theoretical problems of modern ethics" (2012), “Problems of the study of existential anthropology and existential theology” (2013), “J. Macquarrie and P. Tillich in the context of the unification of classical existentialism and theology” (2013), “Existential-phenomenological and existential-hermeneutical methodology in the practice of the study of contemporary religious consciousness” (2013), “On the phenomenon of “existential theology” and “post-existentialist thinking”" (2013), “M. Heidegger: Theology as Positive Science” (2014), “”Existentiele” by S. Kierkegaard in the development of theological and psychological concepts” (2015), “The interdependence of theology and philosophy in the teaching of P. Tillih” (2015), “The Specificity of the Interpretation of Cognitive Process in P. Tillich's Systematic Theology” (2018) etc.

Valerii Zagorodniuk, Professor, Head of Department of Philosophical anthropology, Skovoroda Institute of Philosophy of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine. Major publications: “Purpose of scientific knowledge: Socio-cultural and logical-epistemological aspects” (1984), “Methodical analysis of historical and philosophical knowledge” (1984), “Goal setting in practice, culture, cognition” (1991), “Worldviews of Thinking Culture” (1993), “Philosophy of Sciences” (1998), “The Problem of Freedom in the Context of Controversy: Neoconservatism - Social Democracy” (2005), “The Anthropology of Cognition: Positive and Negative Aspects” (2010), “Anthropological Turnabout and anti-personalist Trends in modern Philosophy” (2010), “Language Philosophy: Modern versus Postmodern” (2014) etc.

Irina Zainchkovskaya, Senior Lecturer of the Department of Sociology and Social Communications of the M.P. Drahomanov National Pedagogical University. The author of about 30 scientific and educational works, including articles, such as: “On the Definition of the Ethnic Linguistic Space of Ukraine” (2010), “Religion and Education in Ukraine: Opportunities for Interaction” (2013), “The phenomenon of dual faith in Ohienko’s creative heritage” (2018), “The phenomenon of religious culture in Ogienko’s creative heritage” (2018), “Internal diplomacy as one of the factors of state formation in I. Ogienko’s creative heritage” (2018), “Place of I. Ohienko’s creative heritage in Ukrainian philosophical thought” (2019), “I. Ohienko’s teaching on the role of church in the process of ukrainian ethno- and nation-building” (2019), “Theoretical background and peculiarities of thematization process of modern ukrainian identity” (2019), “Language as a Factor for the Cultural Unity Formation of the East Slavs through the Prism of I. Ohienko’s Intellectual Heritage” (2019), “Conceptual and methodological foundations of the study of the intellectual heritage of I. Ohienko in the plane of the history of Ukrainian national philosophy” (2019) etc.

Alexander Zavalii, obtainer of the Department of Philosophy and History of Religion, Department of Religious Studies G. Skovoroda Institute of Philosophy National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine. Circle of scientific interests: study of religious cults of the Eneolithic period of Central Europe. Author of scientific works, such as “The Cults of Nature of the territory between the Dnipro-Danube water basin in the light of modern researhh” (2016), “The gene of agricultural grain-growing civilization of the modern Ukrainian territory as a marker of religious beliefs” (2018), “Natural archetypes of male and female essence in Ukrainian national mentality” (2018), “Temple complexes in the religious life of the Trypillia community” (2020) etc. Since 2017, the deputy chairman of the Spiritual Association “Nature Religion”.